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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:26 pm

SarahC wrote:Shiratake noodles are on my shopping list!!! I just now have to find somewhere around here that sells them! Do they taste alright?


They taste fine! Just make sure you boil and drain them before eating because the liquid they're packed in smells bloody awful. They have no real taste, but they have a chewy kind of texture a bit like bean thread noodles crossed with udon noodles. I really like them. The best thing about them is that just like bean thread noodles you can't overcook them. They don't break apart if you boil them for too long or leave them sitting in water.

Apparently there's a tofu shirataki noodle available too but some brands aren't vegetarian safe (the calcium hydroxide in them comes from shellfish). As far as I know ordinary shirataki noodles are fine for vegetarians. They were all that I found as the Japanese supermarket, anyway.

I got them at the Japanese supermarket in South Yarra. If you have a Japanese store near you they should stock them. Other Asian specialty grocers might have them too.

This is what they look like. You'll find them in the refrigerator section.
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:17 pm

Update on the shirataki noodles: Apparently not everyone loves them. I cooked them the other night for my fiance and he couldn't eat them. He hated the taste and texture. And he's never knocked back anything I've cooked before. I thought I'd better let you know in the interest of full disclosure!

I've also discovered block shirataki at the Japanese grocers. It's the same substance, but not shaped into noodles. I did a web search and apparently it has the consistency of scallops if you cut it up and cook it. So I'm going to pick some up during the week and use them as a vegan scallop substitute in some recipes. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby SarahC » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:24 pm

Cool thanks for the info, Ali. There's an couple of asian groceries near me, so I will have to go in and check out what they have :)
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby danni_bella » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:05 pm

Forme no fat Yoplait Yogurt in Apple Pie, and also Cheesecake yum yum yum!!! :mrgreen:

Oh and Nestle Hot Chocolate in Caramel (to have with Skim Milk of course ;) ).
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby danni_bella » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:06 pm

* No fat Cheesecake. Great thread btw.
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby Shalimar » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:23 pm

Skinny Cow Ice creams and WW butter chicken wraps.
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby Freddy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:50 am

I discovered that when you remove a sticker sometimes glue stays behind. Smeer it with peanut butter and leave that on for a while. The fat in the peanut butter will dissolve the glue, and suck all the moisture out. Give it a try, after removing the peanut butter, there's a big chance you have also removed (part of) the glue leftovers.
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby Shalimar » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:18 am

That's a good tip Freddy, It makes you wonder what it does to your belly :lol: .
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby matchbox » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:43 pm

Freddy wrote:I discovered that when you remove a sticker sometimes glue stays behind. Smeer it with peanut butter and leave that on for a while. The fat in the peanut butter will dissolve the glue, and suck all the moisture out. Give it a try, after removing the peanut butter, there's a big chance you have also removed (part of) the glue leftovers.


lol ewwww that's kinda gross. you can use nail polis remover too lol (i do that on my CD cases lol)
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby curvygirl » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:55 pm

Chocolate rice is back. I hated the other flavours and cant quite work out why they took chocolate away in the first place. It tastes a little different but ITS BACK. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby matchbox » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:09 am

what's chocolate rice?

i love the WW potato bakes - they taste likes shapes (and nice and crispy!) and u get soooo many in the little pack!
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby Shalimar » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:21 am

Is chocolate rice chocolate Le Rice Wendy?

Matchbox, I like the WW potato bakes as well, particularly the cheese and onion.
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby Freddy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:12 pm

matchbox wrote:
Freddy wrote:I discovered that when you remove a sticker sometimes glue stays behind. Smeer it with peanut butter and leave that on for a while. The fat in the peanut butter will dissolve the glue, and suck all the moisture out. Give it a try, after removing the peanut butter, there's a big chance you have also removed (part of) the glue leftovers.


lol ewwww that's kinda gross. you can use nail polis remover too lol (i do that on my CD cases lol)

I know, but neither my wife, nor me use nail polish ;)
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby curvygirl » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:03 pm

Yes Sue it is. I couldnt think of the name as I was writing the post and didnt have any left as they were so yummy. I am so glad they are back. Not the lowest fat snack but not too bad. I also have been loving the Dairy Farmers (I think thats the brand) Cheescake Yoghurt. It comes in an individual round container and that is made to look like a cheesecake. It is very sweet but takes the edge off the sweet cravings. Its not the lowest fat yoghurt but sometimes I find the low fat ones too watery.
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Re: What are your most exciting food discoveries?

Postby Shalimar » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:16 am

I'll have a look around the shops next time and see if I can spot them. The cheesecake yoghurt sounds nice :D .
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